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Lotemax Gel

LOTEMAX®
(loteprednol etabonate) Ophthalmic Gel 0.5%

DRUG DESCRIPTION

LOTEMAX (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic gel) 0.5% contains a sterile, topical corticosteroid for ophthalmic use. Loteprednol etabonate is a white to off-white powder.

Loteprednol etabonate is represented by the following structural formula:

LOTEMAX® (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic gel)Structural Formula Illustration

Chemical Name: chloromethyl 17α-[(ethoxycarbonyl)oxy]-11β-hydroxy-3-oxoandrosta-1,4-diene-17β-carboxylate

Each gram contains:

Active: Loteprednol Etabonate 5 mg (0.5%);

Inactives: Boric acid, edetate disodium dihydrate, glycerin, polycarbophil, propylene glycol, sodium chloride, tyloxapol, water for injection, and sodium hydroxide to adjust to a pH of between 6 and 7.

Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.003%.

What are the possible side effects of loteprednol ophthalmic (Alrex, Lotemax)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using loteprednol and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • signs of a new eye infection such as swelling, redness, irritation, or drainage;
  • blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • problems with your vision; or
  • severe pain, burning or stinging when using the eye drops.

Common side effects may include:

  • minor burning when using...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 10/26/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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